5 Minute Sheet Masks for beginners

Sheet Masks are a great way to unwind and self care, however Green+Simple co founder Jenny discovers the benefits of Garniers new 5 minute Ampoule Face Sheet masks.

By Jenny Ringland

Green + Simple

I’ve always been low-fi when it comes to beauty and skincare, I’ve never been a fan of foundation (too thick!) and have always struggled to master anything more than a fail-safe BB-Cream, mascara, eye liner combo on a night out. After having babies this no fuss approach carried me through those early days of no sleep, confusion with my new life (who is this person with a little person in tow?) and being nonplussed with going out too much. But then it happened. Fine lines began to appear around my eyes, sun spots became more apparent and I began to wish I’d listened to all that wise advice about being sun smart and always wearing SPF, which is now one of my non-negotiables.

I began to listen to beauty podcasts and read anti-ageing beauty articles with fresh eyes. I devoured Instagram posts and Youtube videos on how to up your skincare routine, without too much fuss of course.

And then I discovered sheet masks.

I’m not saying they were the answer to and wrinkles, I still have those, and am learning to love them. What I am saying is sheet masks are a revelation in understanding just how much hydration my skin was lacking. They also put new meaning to self-care and having a Friday night in.

Which is where Garnier’s new Ampoule Face Sheet Mask range comes in. It features their most minimal packaging yet, and contain their highest concentration of actives yet. The beauty of these masks is that because they are packaged with derm actives they are designed to be used in just 5 minutes,  meaning you can easily incorporate them into your everyday skincare routine or as a way to prep your skin before a busy day.

Jenny Ringland

Hyaluronic Acid Firming Ampoule Face Sheet Mask

There’s the Hyaluronic Acid Firming Ampoule Face Sheet Mask, with Watermelon Extract which revitalises and firms the skin, it’s the answer to all my anti-ageing woes, because it turns out fine lines can often be offset just by properly hydrating our skin. 

Hyaluronic Acid is an active known for its ability to replump the skin and holds up to 1000 times its weight in water. Watermelon Extract is well-known for its hydrating effect. Which is what we all need as we get older, and especially during winter when our skin tends to be dry. I loved the feel of this mask - not too slippery - and I felt five years younger once I took it off, purely because my desert skin had been replenished with the moisture it needed.


Garnier Hyaluronic Acid Firming Ampoule Face Sheet Mask, Watermelon Extract

Niacinamide Detox Ampoule Face Sheet Mask - Kale Extract

Next there is the Niacinamide Detox Ampoule Face Sheet Mask - Kale Extract, which is what you want to go for if your skin is in need of a detox. Stayed up late last night eating pizza and watching too much TV? Your skin will thank you after 5 minutes with this on your skin. We all know kale is a superfood on our plates, but it has known properties that help decrease oil production. While Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is a powerful active that helps to rebalance the skin and can also even out skin tone and blemishes.

I suffer from mild Rosacea and afore-mentioned sun blemishes and after trying this one, my skin instantly looked and felt clearer and my sun baking days seemed like a distant memory.


Garnier Niacinamide Detox Ampoule Face Sheet Mask, Kale Extract

Vitamin C Anti-Fatigue Ampoule Face Sheet Mask with Pineapple Extract

Finally to round out this powerhouse trio of nutrient dense sheet masks is the Vitamin C Anti-Fatigue Ampoule Face Sheet Mask with Pineapple Extract, which as a weary mother is probably what I needed the most.


It has Garnier’s highest concentration of Vitamin C in a mask, plus Pineapple Extract, also high in Vitamin C, which is known to visibly reduce dullness and signs of tiredness.


It felt so light and lovely, like it was working wonders for every one of the five minutes it was on my skin, I didn’t want to take it off. And it left my skin looking brighter, and less tired than I have looked (and felt) in weeks.


Garnier Vitamin C Anti Fatigue Ampoule Face Sheet Mask, Pineapple Extract